Being a little girl in school there were so many thing I thought was wrong with me. Turns out I’m pretty normal across the board. I’m ordinary, and you know what? I am extremely stoked about that! Why? Well I used to think quite the opposite, that I was so ugly and disfigured you could point me out from a crowd. I had chicken legs, I had clown ears that I used to try to tape back to my head as a kid. I had to wear this bulky back brace in school under my clothes that made me look like a little four-foot line backer. I spent many a phoenix summer wearing bulky sweat shirts to hide the brace. I remember getting home peeling off my sweaty clothes just to see the heat induced hives all over my skin.
I sooo wanted to be just ordinary.
I wanted to blend in and not be noticed. Then when I was a walking teenage hormone, my self-esteem was even more impacted with acne. I wore way too much make-up to try and hide the acne, which only made it worse and I spent a lot of time thinking my appearance was so far from ordinary that I tried to hide everything I could about me. Certainly no boy would ever find me attractive, I didn’t have enough boobage or anything that anyone would like in a person.
I’m so glad those days are over and I’ve accepted myself for who I am. I still don’t like my post pregnancy body I see in the mirror, but it doesn’t affect me like I used to be affected by it. I am loved, I have an awesome husband and two beautiful boys and they’ve helped me to see myself from the inside out, not the outside in…
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